Gaming performance 1080p and 1440p:
We decided to select six games because we felt they were sufficiently representative. We opted for DirectX12 and Vulkan with the following games:
- The Division 2 (DirectX 12)
- Borderlands 3 (DirectX 12)
- Red Dead Redemption II (Vulkan)
- Far Cry 6 (DirectX 12)
- Watch Dogs: Legion (DirectX 12)
- Cyberpunk 2077 (DirectX12)
We’ve chosen to use the built-in benchmarks for these games.
Why do we do this? Quite simply to enable you to compare your results with ours if you also own a copy of one of these games. It’s a thought-provoking approach that will enable you to compare your results with ours.
As we mentioned on page 4 of this article, we have activated the Resizable Bar in the BIOS, which is now supported by all (recent) GPUs. Last but not least, we’ve opted for 1080p and 1440p resolution only, which is what you’d expect from these cards.
The Division 2:
The Division 2 will be tested under DirectX 12. The graphics parameters will be set to ” ultra ” mode, with vertical synchronization deactivated.
First game and the trend noted in the synthetic benchmarks is confirmed, as our MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8Gi comes in well ahead of the RTX 3060 Ti and not far behind the RTX 3070. Note that this is one of the least power-hungry games in our panel. No difference in 1440p definition, where positions are still identical.
For the second game, we switch to Borderlands 3. Graphics options are set to ” Brutal “. It’s worth noting that Borderlands 3 is quite greedy, and that this choice of settings has a fairly strong impact on FPS. It’s a game that’s often praised in announcements of new graphics cards, and precisely in this Brutal mode.
Performance here is excellent, with our MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G virtually on a par with the RTX 3070 FE in both 1080p and 1440p.
Red Dead Redemption 2:
The third and by no means least important game, Red Dead Redemption II on PC. The advantage of this opus is the possibility of testing the integrated Vulkan benchmark. We opt for the ” ultra ” graphics options.
Third and by no means least, RDR2 offers the possibility of testing the integrated Vulkan benchmark. Once again, the increase in power is confirmed, with a very small difference in 1080p between the RTX 3070 FE and the RTX 3060 Ti. We’re talking about an 8 to 10% gain over the RTX 3060 Ti, depending on definition.
Far Cry 6:
The latest game we’re adding to this section is Far Cry 6, since it supports both DXR and SFR from AMD. You’ll find it on the next page. For our benchmarks, we’ve opted for ” ultra” graphics quality.
Although our report on this game showed an advantage for the RX 6000 cards, our sample of the day performs just as well. In 1080p, it’s a higher FPS than the RTX 3070, and in 1440p, our RTX 4060 Ti FE is between the two cards of the previous generation.
Watch Dogs Legion:
Last but not least, Watch Dogs Legion will also be used for our Ray Tracing tests. For our benchmarks, we’ve opted for ” very high” graphics quality.
In the Watch Dogs Legion benchmark, we’re forced to opt for very high graphics quality rather than ultra, as the benchmark then tells us that the 8 GB of memory isn’t enough. Our MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G stands out especially in 1440p, where once again it’s on a par with the RTX 3070 FE.
Here’s a game we’ve been wanting to add for a while, and now we’ve done it, with an integrated benchmark. We’ll also be using this game for our Ray Tracing tests. For our benchmarks, we’ve opted for “ultra” graphics quality.
New and final benchmark for this panel of games. The 100 FPS mark is reached at 1080p, and 60 FPS at 1440p, with ultra-high graphics quality. As for the rest of the graphics, we’re perfectly consistent with our previous results.
Game average :
For the gaming average, the RTX 3060 is the reference card in 1080p, and the RTX 3070 in 1440p definition. Other cards score either higher or lower, depending on their performance against this model.
No real surprise from the figures we received from NVIDIA. Our MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Trio 8G performs 15% better overall than the previous generation, and only 2% better than the RTX 3070 FE in 1080p. The situation is almost identical in 1440p, although the RTX 3070 FE manages to create a slightly larger gap. Let’s move on to Ray Tracing.